LaShawn A. Oxendine


LaShawn Oxendine practices in the areas of tax and business law, as well as executive compensation and employee benefits. She negotiates tax representations, warranties, covenants, and other key tax provisions of various transaction agreements, as well as drafts various formation, governance and transaction documents for corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and joint ventures.

In business taxation, LaShawn analyzes tax-optimal entity structures for private equity and investment funds. She also counsels C corporation clients on tax planning opportunities and applicable Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) provisions related to IRC 163(j) business interest expense deduction limitations, use of net operating losses, Subpart F income, and global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI). LaShawn drafts tax distribution and allocation provisions of operating agreements for clients structured as pass-through entities; memoranda and opinions for transactions analyzing IRS Treasury Regulation Section 1.1502-6 liabilities, IRC Section 301 distributions; and other transaction tax-related issues.

Additionally, LaShawn develops tax-favorable transaction structures for domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and internal restructurings. She has designed and effectuated tax-deferred equity and asset acquisition structures including F reorganizations and leveraged buyouts. She has also developed and overseen the complex internal restructuring of a multinational transportation company, as well as preparing a step plan and analysis of sales tax and real estate transfer tax consequences following an asset acquisition of railroad properties valued at over $2 billion.

LaShawn also advises companies on executive compensation and benefits, including stock and other equity and incentive plans, as well as conducting equity-based compensation leave-behind analyses to assist senior-level employees in the negotiation of their employment packages.

  • Georgetown University Law Center
    • LL.M., Taxation, 2014
  • Emory University School of Law
    • J.D., 2013
  • Spelman College
    • B.A., 2010
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
    • Taxation Section
    • Business Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
    • Taxation of Business Entities
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • Maryland
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